On Saturday, August 13, after a three-year hiatus, Prague Pride parade will once again take place.
The parade is the culmination of the entire Prague Pride festival, which is taking place from the 8th until the 14th, offering over 150 events celebrating LGBT+ people in the Czech Republic. The festival organizers are planning for some twenty thousand people to attend.
“The Saturday parade will finally take place this year. We are still fine-tuning its exact form,” said festival director Tom Bílý.
According to him, the organizers will strive for greater accessibility in the parade and at all other events this year, and will also work to improve the sustainability of the festival. Other Pride festivals have come under criticism for their effect on the environment.
“The festival gives people the opportunity to be themselves, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and provides them with a safe space to do so.
Prague Pride Parade 2022
- Saturday 13th August 2022 – The parade will start from Wenceslas Square at 12.30 pm, setting off on a three-kilometer route towards Letná Park. Buses will be provided up the stairs. The parade takes approximately 3 hours to make its way through the streets of the city.
- The exact route is as follows: Passing through Na Příkopě Street, turn into Celetná Street on Republic Square (náměstí Republiky) and then go all the way to Old Town Square.
- Continuing through Pařížská Street, over the Čechův Bridge and up the stairs to Letná Park. The park is famous for its amazing views of the river Vltava and all the bridges down below.
The Pride Park and After Party
- Letná Park – Featuring 6 stages with a music program, lots of stands with not only food and drinks, and an unforgettable atmosphere up until 10 pm.
- Shows run on the hour and start at 3 pm on the Main Stage, 4 pm on the Orange Stage (Czech Music and Drag), 3 pm on the Yellow stage (Czech Queer Club Scene), 3 pm on the Green Stage (Focus Poland), 3 pm on the Blue Stage (Drum & Love) and 4 pm on the Purple Stage (Community Zone)
- At the end of the parade, the party continues on Střelecký Island. Here you will find three DJ stages, plenty of beer, cocktails and great food, in the gay village.
The movement, during COVID, was stagnated following the 2018 introduction of the bill, but with Pride, activists hope to draw attention back to the issue and hopefully allow for gay and lesbians couples to finally tie the knot.